Exemption for Maritime Operators

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Exemption for Maritime Operators

Public Health (COVID-19 Maritime) Quarantine Order 2020

Dear Maritime operators

Today the Minister for Health and Medical Research granted an exemption to the Public Health (COVID-19 Maritime Quarantine) Order 2020 to ensure a number of essential tasks can be undertaken by crew members and landside workers on and in the immediate vicinity of vessels in NSW ports.

The exemption to the Order is attached to this email.

Click here to read a copy of the Exemption

Operators seeking to undertake other activities not listed in the Order or in this exemption will still need to seek a specific exemption from the Port Authority of NSW at MHOExemption@portauthoritynsw.com.au and including the following details:

  • Name of vessel
  • Location of vessel
  • Date/time exemption requested for and duration of request
  • Activity to be undertaken
  • Name and contact details of applicant.

For further information about exemptions to the Order, please contact the Port Authority of NSW at the email address above.

Further updates will be available on the Transport for NSW Freight Coronavirus page.

For any other questions, please contact freight@transport.nsw.gov.au.

Kind regards

Tasha Prabhakar
Freight Policy and Government Relations
Transport for NSW